By Kyle James   |  11-17-2017   News
Photo credit: CBS Philly

A massive fire engulfed a senior living home outside of Philadelphia late Thursday night and emergency responders are scrambling to remove patients from the huge facility. The massive fire took place at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, Chester County.

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Video of the massive blaze is reminiscent of some of the images from the California wildfires as crews battle to get the flames under control. Philadelphia ABC station WPVI reported that all hospitals in the area have been told to expect patients as at least 20 individuals have been injured.

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Dozens of patients from Barclay Friends Senior Living Community could be seen gathering outside of the facility. Authorities are encouraging family members of residents to go to the Goodwill Fire Station at 552 E. Union Street in West Chester. Concerned family members can also call 610-757-5863.

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Source: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/11/16/west-chester-fire/

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